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Speech Pathologist

Lifestart Co-operative Ltd

About Lifestart

Lifestart is a sector leader in providing supports to children and young people living with disabilities. We have a proud history of 25 years providing quality intervention and support to children and young people (0-24 years) living with disability or developmental delay and their families/carers. We are passionate about and committed to our vision, that all children and young people are able to participate inclusively and meaningfully in their community.

The Role

This is a unique opportunity for Speech Pathologists to be part of Lifestart’s Specialised Supports (LSS) Team, offices in Baulkham Hills, St Mary's and Epping. This is a permanent full-time position.

You will provide intervention and support for children and young people with disabilities or development delay, and their families. You will provide supports flexibly to meet the needs of your clients, including supports to people in Sydney at Lifestart sites, in homes, schools and the community and online supports to people Australia wide.

Our supportive workplace will provide you with access to senior clinicians and targeted training to develop your skills and experience in range of areas related to your practice. You will work in a collaborative team, participating in the exchange of knowledge and skills among team members to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing individual assessment and therapy supports to children and young people with developmental delay or disability
  • Delivering group based therapy supports including Hanen groups
  • Conducting dysphagia/mealtime assessments and intervention
  • Conducting AAC assessment, trials and implementation
  • Working closely with children, young people and families to establish person-centred goals that reflect their strengths, interests and needs and their ability to participate inclusively within the wider community
  • Facilitating the development of functional skills within the context of daily routines and activities
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team, sharing your expertise and collaborating with other allied health professionals

Skills and Experience

  • Qualification in Speech Pathology with current SPA registration
  • Experience and/or interest in using person and family centred, strength-based approaches
  • Highly organised, and able to work with technology in a changing environment
  • Understanding of inclusion, cultural sensitivities and the needs of diverse communities
  • Valid Working with Children Check Clearance
  • Valid NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance
  • Successful pre-employment police check
  • A current driver’s licence and access to a registered vehicle to perform the role

Lifestart has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination. Medical exemptions with the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) - immunisation medical exemption form (IM011) will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment.

Our Benefits and Culture

Be rewarded by supporting children and young people of all abilities to lead inclusive lives within their community. You will enjoy a culture of collaboration and inclusion where our people are motivated, challenged and recognised for their contribution.

Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Salary packaging and novated leasing options (increases your take home pay)
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Travel allowance
  • A supportive team environment
  • Targeted clinical supervision opportunities for Early Years
  • Specific training and support to develop key skills within your area of practice
  • Support to access professional development
  • Career pathways in both clinical and leadership roles

For further information please see our website www.lifestart.org.au/careers to view the position statement or contact our friendly HR Team on 9364 0132.

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